Amazon Considers Free Music Streaming

Amazon has offered free movies and TV shows for Prime subscribers, and now it looks like they might be set to offer music as well. Some have predicted a parallel to Spotify from Amazon, and now it looks like it’ll be bundled into prime, according to industry sources. These same sources claim that talks are ongoing, while Amazon has been playing a hard line about pricing with labels. If Amazon decides to maintain the music service as it does the video – as a reward for Prime subscription – it would bank on many more prime users appearing on the incentive of free music. As well, it would let Amazon justifiably raise the price for the platform, which the company said it would do. Amazon is clearly trying to break into the streamed music game – just as YouTube has attempted to do – which is an indication of just how potent the space appears to be for big media companies.